All things (a little less) bright and beautiful
Unless you’ve had a family member staying there, it’s likely that you’ve never visited Levine & Dickson Hospice House. It is a truly beautiful facility. The patient rooms are large and welcoming, the bereavement room is serene, and the family room is comfortable and bright. In fact, most of the rooms at LDHH are bright due to the abundance of windows throughout the building. But as of last week, there is one room that is not as bright as it used to be. And it’s a good thing.
Last week, all of the windows in the Levine & Dickson Hospice House chapel were filled in with stained glass. Where before the room was flooded with light, it is now a more somber space, perhaps more appropriate for reflection and prayer. As a result of the stained glass, the chapel has become more peaceful, quiet, and maybe even more welcoming to those family members who need a place to be alone with their thoughts and their sadness.
The chapel window project is part of the overall fundraising campaign that began before the house was even completed. “Purchasing” one of the stained glass windows is a beautiful way to remember a loved one who has passed or to honor an individual who has made a deep impact in the lives of others. Nine of these twelve windows have already been purchased for $10,000 each, but three remain available for dedication. The official ceremony to dedicate the windows will take place in the fall, and we hope to have plaques engraved for those last three windows.
So the Levine & Dickson Hospice House chapel is not quite as bright as it was, but it’s even more beautiful. And it still serves its healing purpose for all of God’s creatures–great and small.
The new stained glass in the LDHH chapel. Three windows are still available for dedication.Explore posts in the same categories: fundraising, grief, hospice, Levine & Dickson Hospice House, spiritual care